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FT US banking editor Ben McLannahan recognised in 2017 SABEW Best in Business Awards


16 March 2018: The Financial Times’ Ben McLannahan has been recognized at the 2017 Best in Business awards, sponsored by the Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW). The Best in Business competition recognises the year’s finest business news coverage and commentary.

Ben McLannahan, FT US banking editor, was honoured as the winner in the Banking/Finance category for his articles on non-prime predatory lending including ‘Nonprime has a nice ring to it’: the return of the high-risk mortgage, Debt pile-up in US car market sparks subprime fear and The Whistleblowers.

The judges commented: “Excellent reporting, writing and editing on this three-part series about the dangers of nonprime lending and predatory auto lending to U.S. consumers and the U.S. economy. The additional special report on “The Whistleblowers” demonstrated an excellent use of interviews with colorful details and statistics to show what bank and Wall Street whistleblowers endure after reporting wrongdoing. The scope and quality of this series shines a light on a dangerous and important area of the banking world that we may have stopped thinking about in this post-financial crisis era but can’t afford to anymore.”

Last year the Financial Times received honours from the SABEW Best in Business Awards for two major editorial projects, The Great Land Rush and Frozen Dreams: Russia’s Arctic Obsession.

Find the full list of winners here.



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